What originally drew you to Internetrix?
At the end of my 3rd year of a four year IT and Computer Science degree at the University of Wollongong I applied and received a visa for working in the United States from November to March. Typically these short terms working visas are used for heading into the ski areas and working at resorts, but my skiing skills at that time were limited to snow plowing down green labeled runs. Hence, I headed for Boston and contacted anyone and everyone, looking for a start in an IT role. Things worked out, 18 months later and numerous flights back and forth across the pacific to twist the rules and renew visas I was riding high as an IT technician at the Harvard Institute of Medicine. But the lack of formal qualifications prevented me receiving a long term professional working visa in the US, so I finally had to return home to finish my degree at UOW.
Mid way through my final semester and with full intentions of returning to Boston, my then roommate Neil Webster mentioned Internetrix and Geoff McQueen. Upon graduation it came down to four key indicators: joining a new and ambitious company was appealing; the New England winters in the US are brutal and I had been through two of them with ever growing resentment to snow banks on the side of streets; Boston is a long way away; and funnily enough I remember thinking how good it was to be able to drive around Wollongong and get a park without having to go to a pay station.
I ended up joining Internetrix in July 2002.